If you read my post about my Goals for 2015 then you will know that I have been trying to get my body together, get fitter and eat cleaner this year. When I was given the opportunity to try out a detox tea from SlenderToxTea* I was extremely excited as I thought this would make a great start in working towards my goals. What better way to start living a healthy lifestyle than to get out all the rubbish first? Well here is what I thought, this post might be a bit TMI for some people so sorry in advance!
On the first day I brewed the daytox and the sleeptox for 3 minutes each, I felt nothing but to be honest I didn't actually think I would feel any different or expect anything to happen. I probably should have read the website more or reviews first as I didn't predict what was going to happen. I genuinely thought that the tea would just nicely detox my inside and I would not see it. I don't mind the taste of the tea, I wouldn't choose it and it isn't the nicest herbal tea but it's tolerable. However on the second day everything changed. I brewed the day tea for 3 minutes again and still felt no different. However later on in the day I had really bad stomach cramps while I was at work and lets just say I went to the toilet 8 times over the course of that evening!!! And we are not talking about going for a wee... I normally go to the toilet for a number 2 once a day so for me this was horrendous. I now know that it was the tea and everything bad was coming out but at the time I didn't even realise the tea could do this, so I thought it was just all the fruit I had been eating. I had a look on twitter and it seemed that a lot of other people experienced similar symptoms. Basically it is a laxative tea and will make you go to the toilet until there is nothing left.
The next day I decided that I couldn't have another day like the previous but I did still want to carry on with the detox. Therefore I decided to only brew the tea for 1 minute instead (SlenderToxTea recommend you brew for 3-5 minutes so this is well under). I know that the toilet experience is all part of it but I was hurting so badly and I just couldn't deal with it, especially working in a small office! I carried on brewing the tea for between 1-2 minutes everyday for the remainder of the detox. I then didn't experience much at all. Every now and then I would get some stomach cramps and I just carried on going to the toilet my usual once a day. This lead me to believe that the tea probably wasn't working now but I didn't really care as I wasn't going to spend another day running to the bathroom. On the last day, as it was a weekend, I decided to go for it and brew both the day time and night time tea for 3 minutes again. Although it wasn't as bad as the first time, I did wake up in the middle of the night in so much pain from stomach cramps but my body didn't even need to go to the loo. I did manage to get back to sleep and was finally able to go for a number 2 the following morning. After that the stomach cramps stopped.
Overall I wouldn't say that this tea-tox was worth the hassle. I didn't lose any weight (not that I needed/wanted to) and didn't feel overally different. Apparently it is meant to reduce water retention but I don't really think it made much of a difference. My skin does look a lot better recently which this tea can help but I don't believe it was from the tea as I am also using a new acne cleanser. I would say that I probably would have experienced better results if I brewed the tea for 3 minutes everyday but after going through all that pain and aggravation on the toilet, I was totally put off. In my opinion if you want to lose weight you should have a healthy balanced diet and live an active lifestyle. If you want to detox your body then just drink more water and maybe juices but the body does get rid of toxins in it's own time so nothing will stay in your system forever.
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